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Posts from December 2012


Celebrate New Year's Eve With The KOSI Copacabana
Dance into a new year tonight! A special edition of the KOSI Copacabana starts at 7 p.m. tonight with Gwyn!


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Gwyn will take your requests all night long at 303-631-2101! Get ready to dance into 2013 with KOSI 101.1! Join us from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. and dance into 2013!
Happy New Year from KOSI 101.1!
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Are These The Cutest Puppies In The World For 2012? [VIDEO]
According to the title of this cute YouTube Video, these are the cutest puppies in 2012. I thought I'd share with you. Let's end 2012 with some puppy cuteness, they make everyone smile.


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WATCH: cutest puppy in the world 2012


Happy New Year! May 2013 bring you peace, joy and happiness!
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Taylor Swift Named "Most Charitable Celebrity"
Congratulation to Taylor Swift! Swift was named "Most Charitable Celebrity," by DoSomething.org

 

Her album may have been Red, but Taylor Swift spent the year putting nonprofits in the black: According to DoSomething.org, the country-pop star was the most charitable celebrity of the year.

We’ve examined Taylor’s philanthropy before as a way to peek inside her soul, but it’s worth running down her efforts again: a whopping $4 million given to the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, $600,000 donated for flood relief in Iowa and Tennessee, and countless more time and money spent for music education and anti-bullying initiatives. No wonder the Kennedys gave her an award even after she dumped their grandson.

[ Popdust.com ]

Miley Cyrus was second on the list from DoSomething.org.

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Minimum Wage Going Up In Colorado
Some good news to look forward to for the new year, the minimum wage in Colorado is going up. Washington state will have the highest minimum wage in the US after the start of the new year, but other states will see increases too.


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The other states raising their wage floors are Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont.

The federal minimum wage remains $7.25 per hour, with no cost-of-living adjustment, and prevails in 31 states that do not mandate a higher state minimum wage. The last raise to the federal minimum came in 2009, after a series of increases signed into law by President George W. Bush.


[ Huffington Post ]
 
 
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Denver's New Year's Eve Fireworks Will Ring In 2013
2013 is almost here. Denver will ring in 2013 with two fireworks shows in Downtown on New Year's Eve.


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New Year's Eve Fireworks Downtown Denver Presented by Downtown Denver Partnership, Inc.


The sky will once again sparkle over the 16th Street Mall this New Year’s Eve with the New Year’s Eve Fireworks Downtown, presented by the Downtown Denver Partnership. Co-sponsors of the display are VISIT DENVER and the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District. As part of the Partnership’s Winter in the City program, the two spectacular fireworks shows will occur at 9 p.m. and Midnight. It is recommended that viewers stand along the 16th Street Mall for optimal viewing.


[ Denver.org ]

There will be two shows, one at 9p.m. and another at Midnight. For all the details, visit downtowndenver.com.
 
See you there!
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Denver Zoo Welcomes a Female Elephant Just in Time for Christmas
There is a new addition at the Denver Zoo! A 42-Year-Old Elephant from the Fort Worth Zoo arrived to join longtime resident, Dolly last night.


Photo Credit: Fort Worth Zoo

Kimbo, a 42-year-old, female Asian elephant from Fort Worth Zoo arrived safely at Denver Zoo last night and is getting acquainted with her new state-of-the-art indoor quarters inside Toyota Elephant Passage. She is the first new female elephant to move into the exhibit and will eventually join longtime resident elephant Dolly as a herd mate. Weather permitting; guests will be able to see Kimbo in late January after she clears a mandatory month-long quarantine process.

Kimbo brings Denver Zoo's Asian elephant population back up to four including its two bulls, 8-year-old Bodhi and 41-year-old Groucho.

[ Denver Zoo ]

So if you have friends and family in town over the Holiday's, you just might be able to see the newest addition at the Denver Zoo.

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"The Voice" Pays Tribte to School Shooting Victims With Moving "Hallelujah"
The Coaches on "The Voice" payed tribute to those precious lives lost in the Connecticut school shooting by singing Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah."

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WATCH The Moving Performance

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"A Hudson Christmas" at Hudson Gardens Is Fun for the Entire Family
A fun way to celebrate Christmas with he family is to stroll through the beautiful Hudson Gardens, A Hudson Christmas. All lit up and decorated for the season, you'll feel like you're walking in a Winter Wonderland as you stroll through the magical lights and sip hot chocolate with your family and friends enjoying the magic of the season.


The Hudson Gardens & Event Center, Facebook

Hundreds of thousands of lights create a magical display in our thirty-acre winter wonderland, highlighting the grandeur of The Gardens in winter. We’ve got memories in the making for you-- add this event to your “must see” calendar this holiday season!


The magic includes:
• Horse-drawn carriage rides ($6/person)
• Live caroling/musical performances on select nights
• Hot cocoa, wassail and festive holiday drinks

[ Hudson Gardens ]

 

Don't miss this magical event with your family. For all the details, click here.

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Denver Is Third Most "Googled" City In 2012
The Mile High City is popular on the web! Denver came it at #3 on the Most Googled Cities list for 2012.


The results also shed light on travel destinations, clothing brands, music, movies and--using data from Google maps--the most popular cities on the Internet, with San Francisco (naturally) leading the pack.

Chicago came up second with Denver pulling third.
[ Huffington Post ]
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Peyton Manning's Voice to Greet Denver Visitors at DIA for the Christmas Season
Starting Friday, Colorado visitors will hear a familiar voice greeting them and welcoming them to Denver in the trains at Denver International Airport. Peyton Manning's voice will be played to welcome the passengers over the Christmas season.


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Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, whose voice normally greets DIA travelers, offered up Manning as quick substitute.

"For the holidays, I am handing off this very important duty of greeting visitors to our great city to someone known for the best audibles in the business," Hancock said. "Peyton Manning earned this call by going long in his efforts to take the Broncos to another AFC West championship.


[ Denver Post ]

According to the article, Manning says "Welcome to the Mile High City."
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Denver Makes Third on Most Health-Conscious Cities List
Denver makes another top-ten list. This time for being one of the most health-conscious cities in the United States. Denver came it at number three on the list.


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The ranking was created based on the percentage of preventive care appointments booked in each city out of the total number of appointments booked there. Anything that wasn't illness- or injury-related was deemed "preventive," according to a representative for the site. The cities where residents were most proactive about screenings and check-ups are the ones that came out on the top of the list.

[ Huffington Post ]

With so many great parks and outdoor activities, and our unseasonably warm weather this December so far, it's no surprise.

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FDA Warns Dog Owners of Possibly Contaminated Denver-Made Chicken Jerky Treats
A Denver-based company, Kasel Associated Industries that makes chicken jerky dog treats is not  voluntarily recalling possibly contimated treats. The FDA is concerned about the treats being contaminated with salmonella bacteria.


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The Food and Drug Administration warned pet owners Thursday not to feed dogs certain Nature’s Deli Chicken Jerky Dog Treats packaged and distributed by Kasel Associated Industries of Denver.

The warning is not related to the ongoing investigation of reported illnesses and deaths in pets that consumed chicken jerky treats made in China.

[ NBC News ]

According to reports, the dog treats were sold at Costco stores acroos the country and so far the FDA says there have been no reports of illness asscociated with the treats.

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KOSI 101.1's Jingle Jam 2012 to Feature Jim Brickman
We are celebrating 10 years of being Denver's Christmas Station in a big way, get ready for KOSI 101.1's Jingle Jam 2012 featuring Jim Brickman! Jim Brickman will be joined by Luke McMaster and Kirk Montgomery at the Soiled Dove, Lowery location on December 19th and the only way to go to this show is to win tickets from KOSI 101.1!
 
 

This intimate Christmas show will bring lots of cheer with the beautiful sounds of Jim Brickman, his guitarist Luke McMaster and special guest appearances by local 9News Entertainment Reporter, Kirk Montgomery and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s wife, Mary Louise Lee.


HOW TO WIN

Listen to KOSI 101.1 starting Monday at 7:20 a.m., 8:20 a.m., 11:20 a.m., 1:20 p.m. and 4:20 p.m. for your chance to win exclusive tickets to Jingle Jam 2012. The 9th and 10th caller at 303.631.2101 will receive a pair of tickets!

Or, you can enter to win online! Good luck from KOSI 101.1!
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Denver Zoo Welcomes a Royal Lion Club Trio for a Temporary Stay [VIDEO]
Ahhh, there is some new cuteness at the Denver Zoo! Three Royal Lion Cubs from Qatar are available for visitors to see during their temporary stay as weather permits.


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The pitter patter of little paws can be heard at Denver Zoo's Predator Ridge exhibit with the arrival of three lion cubs from the Royal Family of Qatar. The trio, made up of males, Tsavo and Enzi, and female, Sabi, were born June 24, 2012 and will likely only live at Denver Zoo temporarily until permanent homes are determined. Weather permitting; visitors can see the triplet cubs in Predator Ridge during the next few months of their temporary stay.

This is the first time Denver Zoo has had lion cubs since 2006. The trio was donated by Sheik Khalid Hamad Al Thani, son of Qatar's ruling emir.

[ Denver Zoo ]

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Denver's RTD Light Rail Will Have Partial Closures This Weekend
Part of Denver's RTD Light Rail system will be closed this weekend for construction work.
 
 
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The Regional Transportation District’s (RTD) progress continues on the West Rail Line, which is part of the RTD FasTracks Program. Due to a critical safety test of the system, a portion of the light rail system will not be available starting at 3 a.m. on Saturday, December 8, and will end at 4 a.m. on Monday, December 10. During this time there will be no light rail service between I-25 & Broadway Station and the Theatre District/Convention Center Station. The D Line will have limited rail service between 30th & Downing and the 16th & California and 16th & Stout stations on the Downtown Loop. Service south of I-25 will not be affected.
[ Regional Transportation District ]

According to RTD, service south of I-25 & Broadway will not be affected.
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Colorado Gives Day 2012 Was the Best Year Yet With Record Breaking Donations
Way to go Colorado! Yesterday was Colorado Gives Day, a day for Coloradans to donate to their favorite non-profit organization online and it was the best year for the 24-hour event.


givingfirst.org/cogivesday

Donors gave 1,258 nonprofits a record $15 million on Tuesday -- a 20 percent increase from 2011 when donors raised $12.8 million.

Started in 2010, Colorado Gives Day is meant to increase philanthropy across the state by encouraging Coloradans to give to a local nonprofit that tackles issues they care about.

[ Huffington Post ]

Way to go Colorado!

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Put Your Home or Office in a Snow Globe
It sure was nice weather for the 9NEWS Parade of Lights over the weekend in Downtown Denver, but I heard many people wishing for snow. Well, I found a way to put a little snow (at least in picture form) around your home or office for Christmas. It's a simple website where you enter your full address, and magically your home or office will appear in a snow globe, it looks so festive.

 


Here is the KOSI Office Building in a Snow Globe



draftfcb.com/holiday2011
 


Click here to go to the website and simple type in your complete address to see your house in the snow globe.
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